Today, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 is Primary Election Day in the state of Pennsylvania. I am particularly interested to see how the turnout for this local election compares to previous primary elections that occur after a presidential election. Since November, there has been an incredible volume of posts on social media about getting involved in local issues. The turnout today will be an interesting metric of if posting about local politics translates into voting locally.
I have been following the election on Twitter all day and out of curiosity, I wanted to see what the candidates are tweeting about today. … Read the rest
Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 is primary election day in Pittsburgh. Most of the registered voters in Pittsburgh are democrats (I have been trying to find the exact percentage of Pittsburgh voters who are registered as democrats, but I have yet to find that statistic). As a result, most of the elections in the City of Pittsburgh are determined in the Primary election. If you want to be able to vote for these candidates in the the primary election, you will need to be registered as a democrat. Voters who are registered as Republican, Independent or any other party can… Read the rest
If you are interested in who in Pittsburgh is helping others to turn ideas into reality then one of the organizations that you need to know about is Awesome Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh needs more people coming up and trying out crazy ideas. And I love Awesome Pittsburgh and the Awesome Foundation because they help people try out these ideas. One of the major theories in the world of startups in the idea of Lean Entrepreneurship and MVP (minimum viable product). How soon can you get your business to market to try the idea and get feedback. I think that Awesome Pittsburgh… Read the rest
We’re looking for a summer intern (can continue into the fall as well) to take control of our events calendar. There are so many amazing, awesome, cool events happening around Pittsburgh and we can’t keep up.
We’re looking for a blogging, social media rock-star (or wanna be rock-star) to take the rains of the events section of IheartPGH.
Event Editor Responsibilities include…
review and approve submitted events
clean up the events calendar – help make this page look awesome – you don’t have to know how to code, but a willingness to learn more about WordPress and wordpress plugins will… Read the rest
LYFT (Photo credit: Tribute/ Homenaje)
UPDATE March 2014: If you are interested in trying Lyft – click here to get $25 in ride credit. If you are interested in becoming a driver for Lyft – click here to apply.
I think that one of the things that keeps Pittsburgh from being competitive with other cities is transit. Both transit to and from the city and transit within the city limits.
Can New Apps/Services Address the Cab Problem in Pittsburgh?
If you go to most major US cities – you can hail a cab. It is no secret that, unless you… Read the rest